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Prof. Dr. Ş. Halil Turan (Chair)

E-mail: hturan@metu.edu.tr

Phone: +90 312 210 5336 Office: B-48

 

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Epistemology, History of Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy

 

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Barış Parkan (Vice Chair)

I am fully dismayed to learn about the dismissals of my students Zöhre Koçkan, Eren Can and Zeliha Burcu (Yılmaz) Acar by decree law. To me,  they are invaluable colleagues whose ethical principles and scholarship I hold in the highest regard.

Phone: +90 312 210 5969 Office: B118

Address: METU Department of Philosophy Universiteler Mah. Dumlupinar Blv. No:1, 06800 Ankara/TURKEY

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., 2003, University of Texas at Austin
MA, 1996, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BA, 1994, Bennington College

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

19th c. German philosophy (Hegel and Marx), Process Philosophy (Whitehead).

Areas of Competence:

Political Philosophy, Ethics (Applied Ethics, Business Ethics).

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 2012-2017      Associate Professor, Middle East Technical University.

2007-2011       Assistant Professor, Middle East Technical University.

2004-2006       Instructor, Middle East Technical University.

Spring 2004     Adjunct Faculty (part-time), Austin Community College.

Fall 2003         Instructor (part-time), Trinity University.

1996-2003      Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Austin.

1994-1996      Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 

PUBLICATIONS (INTERNATIONAL)

Journal Articles:

“On Multinational Corporations and the Provision of Positive Rights” Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 85, Issue1 (2009), pp. 73-82. (SSCI: Social Sciences Citation Index).

“Professionalism: A Virtue or Estrangement from Self-Activity?” Journal of Business Ethics (2008) 78:77-85.   (SSCI: Social Sciences Citation Index).

“A Process-Ontological Account of Work,” Axiomathes—An International Journal in Ontology and Cognitive Systems 14, Numbers 1-3 (March 2004), pp. 219-235.

Book Chapters:

“Towards A Systematic Articulation of the Concept of Work”, Work In the Contemporary World, Interdisciplinary Press, 2015.

“Work and Value as Processual Entities”, The Value of Work in Contemporary Society, Ed: Dominika Polkovska, 2014 (e-book, ISBN: 978-1-84888-357-4)

“The Narcissism of the Beautiful Soul,” Hegel-Jahrbuch, Geist, Erster Teil, Akademie Verlag, GmbH Berlin, (2010): 147-152.

“Relatively Completely Happy”, Analecta Husserliana No.102, (2009), pp. 341-353.

“A Process-Ontological Account of Work,” Process Theories—Crossdisciplinary Studies in Dynamic Categories ed. by J. Seibt, Dordrecht: Kluwer (2003): 219-235.

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings:

“The Relation Between Work and Value: A Process-Based Account,” Proceedings of the 2004 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities: 4572-4592.

Book Review:

Noriko Kawamura, Yoichiro Murakami and Shin Chiba (editors). Building New Pathways to Peace (Seattle and Londra: University of Washington Press: 2011); Spectrum: Journal of Global Studies, Volume 6, Issue 1 (2014); pp. 131-135.

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PUBLICATIONS (NATIONAL):

Book:

Marx, Fikir Mimarları Dizisi-27, Say Yayınları, Istanbul, 2011.

Journal Articles:

“Organik Gerçeklik: Süreç Felsefesi.” ODTÜLÜ, Volume: 59, January-March 2016, pp. 44-47.

“Feuerbach’ın Ateizmi: Sevgi İman Etmez.” Bilim ve Ütopya, Volume: 254, Year: 21, August, 2015, pp. 32-42.

“Komünizme Geçişte İnsani Güçlerin Gelişimi,” Bilim ve Ütopya, Volume: 227, Year: 19; May, 2013, pp. 17-22.

“Baskıcı Yapılar Altında Kadın-Beden İlişkisi ve Kadınsal Özellikler,” Özne 18. Kitap—Spring 2013: Feminizm ve Felsefe; pp. 43-58.

“Eleştirel Kuramda Özne ve Öz-Eleştiri Sorunu,” Felsefe Yazın, 3:10, July/August, 2007, pp. 53-56.

“Negatif Haklar, Pozitif Haklar ve Mülkiyet Hakkı Üzerine,” Felsefe Dünyası, 2006, I. No. 44, pp. 159-167. (B-tipi dergi: Philosophers Index)

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings:

 “Cinsel Taciz ve Erdem Etiği,” 2. Ulusal Uygulamalı Etik Kongresi Bildiriler Kitabı, 2007, pp. 551-557.

“Sessizlerin Ayrıştırımı ve Gösterimin İkiyüzlülüğü,” Ayrımcılık; Kocaeli Üniversitesi, 85, 2005.

Editor of a Book:

With Selma Aydın Bayram: 2. Ulusal Uygulamalı Etik Kongresi Bildiriler Kitabı, 2007.

Translations:

Patrick Murray, “Ayrı Düşen Şeyler: Tarihsel ve Sistematik Diyalektik ile Politik İktisadın Eleştirisi” (“Things Fall Apart: Historical and Systematic Dialectics and The Critique of Political Economy”); in Yeni Diyalektik ve Politik İktisat (New Dialectics and Political Economy). Editors: Robert Albritton ve John Simoulidis; Book and Translation Editor: Ersin Vedat Elgür. Nota Bene Yanyınları. Ankara: 2015; pp: 219-246.

 

UNPUBLISHED PRESENTATIONS (INTERNATIONAL):

“Human Action, Selfhood and Freedom: A Comparison between Hegel and Arendt” Istanbul International Hegel Congress- I, Oct 6-7, 2007. 

 

UNPUBLISHED PRESENTATIONS (NATIONAL):

“Otonom Sanat ve Siyaset”, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Adorno Sempozyumu, October 2016.

“Adalet ve Özgürlük Savaşımında Güç Fetişizmi” Asos’ta Felsefe (Philosophy in Assos) February 2016.

“Üç Kadın”, Felsefe Kültür Sanat Derneği Seminerleri, November 2015.

“İdeoloji Eleştirisinde Özgürlük ve Haz İlişkisi” MSGSÜ Bugün Marx Sempozyumu (Marx Today), March 2015.

“Marx’taki Hegel”, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Yeniden Hegel Sempozyumu Oct 2014.

 “Feuerbach, Marx ve Kierkegaard’da Din ve Bireyin Oluşumu” Assos’ta Felsefe (Philosophy in Assos) February 2013.

“Etik Nedir?”  Üniversite Konseyleri Derneği, Etik Günü,October 5, 2012.

“Kadın ve Felsefe” VIII. Klinik Sorumlu Hemşireleri Eğitim Sempozyumu, April 18-21, 2012.

“Marx’ta Felsefe: Zehir, Günbatımı ve Meşale,” Assos’ta Felsefe (Philosophy in Assos) February 2009.

 “Nietzsche’nin Sanat Felsefesinin Politik Açılımları,” Hacettepe Üniversitesi Nietzsche Sempozyumu, 2008.

 “Komünizm: Başka Bir Algılayış,” Assos’ta Felsefe (Philosophy in Assos), February, 2008.

“Emek ve Süreç: Hegel’den Marx’a,” Hacettepe Üniversitesi Hegel Sempozyumu, May 10, 2007.

 

THESIS SUPERVISION:

PhD Dissertations:

Selma Aydın Bayram, (co-advisor); “The Use of The Concept of Intrinsic Value in Anthropocentric and Non-Anthropocentric Approaches in Environmental Ethics: A Meta-Ethical Investigation”, February 2016.

Gülizar Karahan Balya, “The Relation between Metaphysics and Art in Nietzsche’s Philosophy”, September 2015.

Burçak İsmet, “Arthur Danto’s Ontology of Aesthetics upon Pop Art”, 2014.

Burcu Yılmaz Acar, “The Underground Man of the 19th Century: A Comparative Study on Nietzsche and Marx,” January 2013.

Sibel Kibar: “An Inquiry on Justice: Bases, Bearers and Principles”, July 2011.

 

Master’s Theses:

Zülfükar Emir Özer, A Critical Consideration of Narratives Concerning the Emergence of Civilization: Nietzsche and Freud”, January 2016.

Burcu Başaran, “Kant’s Transcendental Freedom”, 2015.

Çiğdem Çıracıoğlu, “The Deviation of Consciousness into Bad Faith in Sartre’s Being and Nothingness”; 2014.

Mesude Uğur, “Arendt and Marx on the Relation between Labor and Freedom” 2014.

Ekrem Övünç Özbey, “Linking Ontology to Epistemology via the Notion of Evil in Human Freedom in F.W.J. Schelling’s Philosophy” 2014.

Sedef Beşkardeşler, “Nietzsche on Fate and Freedom” 2013.

Esen Özyurt, “Freedom and Creativity in Bergson’s Philosophy,” January 2013.

Eren Can, “Marx’s Epistemology: The Relationship between Reality and Knowledge” May 2011.

Barış Yıldırım, “Marx on Form and Content: it’s all about structure, it’s all about artwork!” May 2011.

İbrahim Okan Akkın, “A Systematic Critique of Formal Democracy in Light of Radical Democracy: Towards a re-politization of the people” February 2011.

Başta Başar Binici, “Nietzsche’s Criticisms of Kantian Morality” September 2010.

Bilge Akbalık, “The Concepts of Health and Sickness in Nietzsche’s Philosophy” 2009.

Argun Abrek Canbolat, “A Study of Self in Nietzsche’s Fatalistic Universe of Eternal Recurrence”, June 2009.

Emre Ebetürk, “Tracing the Footsteps of the Young Leibniz in The Labyrinth of The Continuum” September 2008.

Sevgi Doğan, “Hegel and Marx on Alienation”, February 2008.

Volkan Kocagül, “The Theory of Capitalism and Its Ontological Foundations: A Comparative Study of Marx and Deleuze and Guattari,” November 2006.

 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION:

Felsefede Duygular Sempozyumu (Emotions in Philosophy); Organizing Committee Member; October 21, 2016.

Felsefe Günleri Anlam Kongresi (Meaning Conference), Organizing Committee Member; December 17-19, 2008.

2. Ulusal Uygulamalı Etik Kongresi (2nd National Applied Ethics Conference), Organizing Committee Member; October 18-20, 2006. 

 

PROJECTS:

TÜBA, A.Ş. Project, September 2011.

 

DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW COURSE:

Philosophy of Marx (PHIL 353, METU)

Philosophy of Work and Business Ethics (PHIL 430, METU)

 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Aret Karademir (Vice Chair)

E-mail: akaradem@metu.edu.tr
Phone: +90 312 210 5971 Office: B-29
 
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Social and Political Philosophy, 20th Century Continental Philosophy
 
AREAS OF COMPETENCE
Gender Theory, Feminist Philosophy, Existentialism, Phenomenology
 
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Philosophy, 2013, University of South Florida
Dissertation: Subject of Conscience: On the Relation between Freedom and Discrimination in the Thought of Heidegger, Foucault, and Butler
Committee: Stephen Turner (co-chair), Charles Guignon (co-chair), Ofelia Schutte, Martin Schonfeld, Alex Levine
M.A., Philosophy, 2012, University of South Florida
M.A., Philosophy, 2009, Middle East Technical University
Master’s Thesis: Foucault, Sexuality, and an Epistemico-Ontological Ground for Resistance
Committee: Ahmet Inam (chair), Ferda Keskin, Elif Cirakman
B.A., Tourism and Hotel Management, 2005, Abant Izzet Baysal University
 
LANGUAGES
Turkish (native), Armenian (native), English (advanced), German (reading)
 
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Middle East Technical University, Department of Philosophy, Assistant Professor, 2014-
University of South Florida, Department of Philosophy, Graduate Teaching Associate, 2009-2013
Middle East Technical University, Department of Philosophy, Research Assistant, 2008-2009
 
PUBLICATIONS
JOURNAL ARTICLES
Karademir, Aret. 2014. Butler and Heidegger: On the relation between freedom and marginalization. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. (DOI: 10.1111hypa.12094) [AHCI, SSCI]

Karademir, Aret. 2013. Heidegger and Foucault: On the relation between the anxiety-engendering-truth and being-towards-freedom. Human Studies: A Journal for Philosophy and the Social Sciences 36(3): 375-392. [SSCI]

Karademir, Aret. 2013. Heidegger and discrimination: On the relation between historicity and marginalization. The Philosophical Forum 44(3): 205-231. [AHCI]

Karademir, Aret. 2013. Heidegger and Nazism: On the relation between German conservatism, Heidegger, and the National Socialist ideology. The Philosophical Forum 44(2): 99-123. [AHCI]

Karademir, Aret. 2013. Nietzsche’s politics: Dynamis or stasis? Southwest Philosophy Review 29(1): 39-47. [Phil. Index]

Karademir, Aret. 2012. Habermas and the impasse of universalism. Kaygi 18: 111-121. [Phil. Index]

Karademir, Aret. 2011. Against paralogy: The so-called necrosis in the postmodern body. Philosophy at Yeditepe 10: 120-149. [Phil. Index]

Karademir, Aret and Sandikcioglu, Pakize Arikan. 2009. Counterfactual propositions, second-order worlds, and inter-world causality issues in David Lewis’s modal realism (in Turkish). Philosophical Discussions: A Turkish Journal of Philosophy 43: 1-15. [Phil. Index]

Karademir, Aret. 2008. Foucault and sexuality: The possibility of resistance among ubiquitous power relations. Philosophy at Yeditepe 7: 159-192. [Phil. Index]
 
BOOK CHAPTER
Karademir, Aret. 2010. Historically constructed meaning (in Turkish). In New essays concerning the concept of meaning, ed. Sibel Kibar, Selma Aydın Bayram and Ayhan Sol. Istanbul: Legal Kitabevi.
 
REFEREED PRESENTATIONS
Nietzsche’s Politics: Dynamis or Stasis, 74th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society, New Orleans, LA, 2012.

Judith Butler and Authentic Solicitude, 58th Annual Conference of the Florida Philosophical Association, Orlando, FL, 2012.

Historically Constructed Meaning (in Turkish), ODTU Felsefe Gunleri: Anlam Kongresi, Ankara, 2008.
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Science and Society, University of South Florida (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013)

Introduction to Philosophy, University of South Florida (Fall 2011, Spring 2012)

Critical Thinking, University of South Florida (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)
 
PROFESSIONONAL SERVICE
Southwest Philosophy Review, outside referee (2013)
 
REFERENCES
Stephen Turner                                                                                      
Distinguished University Professor                                                  
Department of Philosophy                                                    
University of South Florida                                                
turner@usf.edu
 
Charles Guignon
Professor Emeritus
Department of Philosophy
University of South Florida
guignon@usf.edu
                                                    
Ofelia Schutte
Professor Emerita
Department of Philosophy
University of South Florida
oschutte@usf.edu
 
 
 

Prof. Dr. Murat Baç

E-mail: muratbac@gmail.com
Phone: +90 312 210  Office: B-139
Address: METU Department of Philosophy Universiteler Mah. Dumlupinar Blv. No:1, 06800 Ankara/TURKEY
 
AREAS OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Epistemology, Ontology, Truth, Metaphilosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Contemporary Culture
 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., 2001, University of Alberta (Philosophy)
M.A., 1992, Middle East Technical University (Philosophy)
B.Sc., 1989, Middle East Technical University (Electronics Engineering)
 

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH

2010-2011:  Visiting Scholar, Departament de Filosofia, Universitat de Barcelona
2001-2003:  Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University
 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2017-present:  Professor, Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University
2011-2017:  Professor, Department of Philosophy, Boğaziçi University
2006-2011:  Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Boğaziçi University
2003-2006:  Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Boğaziçi University
1996-1998:  Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, University of Alberta
1990-1996:  Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University
 

BOOKS

Kaos Kelam Hijyen Şiddet [Chaos Logos Hygiene Violence], İstanbul: Yeni İnsan Yayınevi, 2012.
 
Epistemoloji [Epistemology], textbook commissioned by Anadolu University, Anadolu Univ. Publ. no: 2137, Open Edu. Faculty Publ. no: 1165, Demet Taşdelen (ed.), second edition, Eskişehir: Anadolu Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2011.
 

ACADEMIC PAPERS (in English)

International publications in indexed journals

“The Foundationalism-Coherentism Debate in Light of Post-Wittgensteinian Ontological Enlightenment”, Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy [AHCI], vol. 18, no. 2, 2017, 141-157.
 
(With Nurbay Irmak, second author) “Knowing Wrongly: An Obvious Oxymoron, or a Threat for the Alleged Universality of Epistemological Analyses?”, Croatian Journal of Philosophy [AHCI], vol. 11, no. 33, 2011, 305-321.
 
“The Controversy Over Res in Philosophy of Science and Mysteries of Ontological Neutrality,” Filozofia [AHCI], vol. 66, no. 2, 2011, 141-153.
 
“Memories of the Fourth Condition and Lessons to be Learned from a Suspicious Externalism,” ORGANON F [AHCI], vol. 16, no. 2, 2009, 127-145.
 
“Cultural Frameworks, Goldman’s Ontological Wardrobe, and a New Perspective Over Veritas,” Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy [AHCI], vol. 37, no. 1, 2008, 96-107.
 
“Causal Determinants, Reasons, and Substantive Autonomy: A Critical Approach to Agency,” Problemos [AHCI], vol. 72, 2007, 135-144.
 
“Epistemological Naturalism, Skeptical Threat and the Question of Normativity in Post-Apocalyptic Times,” Filozofia [AHCI], vol. 62, no. 7, 2007, 590-600.
 
“Pluralistic Kantianism,” The Philosophical Forum [AHCI], vol. 37, no. 2, 2006, 183-204.
 
“The Myth of Nonepistemic Truth as a Necessary Condition of Knowledge,” Philosophical Writings [Phil Index], vol. 30, 2005, 33-48.
 
“Can Realists Know that They Know?”, Acta Analytica [AHCI], vol. 19, issue 32, 2004, 65-90.
 
(With Renée Elio, second author) “Scheme-based Alethic Realism: Agency, the Environment, and Truthmaking,” Minds and Machines [SCI-E], vol. 14, no. 2, 2004, 173-196.
 
“The Ontological Status of Truthmakers: An Alternative to Tractarianism and Metaphysical Anti-Realism,” Metaphysica [Phil Index], vol. 4, no. 2, 2003, 5-28.
 
“Structure versus Process: Mach, Hertz, and the Normative Aspect of Science,” Journal for General Philosophy of Science (Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie) [Phil Index], vol. 31, no. 1, 2000, 39-56.
 
“Is Causation ‘In Here’ or ‘Out There’?: Hume’s Two Definitions of ‘Cause’,” History of Philosophy Quarterly [Phil Index], vol. 16, no. 1, 1999, 19-35.
 
“All Are Divine and All Are Natural: The Hippocratic Conception of the Science/Art of Medicine,” Bridges: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theology, Philosophy, History and Science [Phil Index], vol. 6, no.s 1-2, 1999, 39-58.
 
“Propositional Knowledge and the Enigma of Realism,” Philosophia [AHCI], vol. 27, no.s 1-2, 1999, 199-223.
 
Book reviews, proceeding papers, other refereed articles

“Knowing Full Well,” solicited review of Ernest Sosa’s book Knowing Full Well (Princeton University Press, 2011), Prolegomena: Journal of Philosophy [AHCI], vol. 11, no. 1, 2012, 118-122.
 
“Truth As One and Many,” solicited review of Michael Lynch’s book Truth As One and Many (Oxford University Press, 2009), International Studies in the Philosophy of Science [Phil Index], vol. 24, no. 1, 2010, 122-125.
 
“Pluralistic Kantianism and Understanding the 'Other',” in L. Scarantino (ed.), Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy, vol. 11 (Contemporary Philosophy), Ankara: Philosophical Society of Turkey, 2007, 13-18.
 
“ ‘Immortalia Mortali Sermone Notantes’ or An Essay on Solitude and Death,” Fait Accomplit: A Literary Miscellany, Spring 1999, 60-62.
 
“Philosophy in Experimental Psychology: A Philosopher’s Reply,” Explorations in Knowledge, vol. XIII-2, 1996, 1-10.
 

ACADEMIC PAPERS (in Turkish)

Papers published in Turkish journals covered by international indexes

(With Çağlar Çömez, second author) “Hakikat, Dünya, Sınırlı Gerçekçilik: Çağdaş Ontolojik Tartışmalar Çerçevesinde Heideggerci bir Yorum Denemesi” [Truth, World, Constrained Realism: An Attempt at a Heideggerian Interpretation Within the Framework of Contemporary Ontological Debates], Felsefi Düşün [Phil Index], vol. 8, 2017, 316-341.
 
“Doğrunun Bilinmesi, Bilgiye İlişkin Yalın Doğrular, Eleştirel Bir İrdeleme” [Knowing Truth, Plain Truths About Knowledge, A Critical Scrutiny], Yeditepe’de Felsefe [Phil Index], vol. 10, 2011, 2-34.
 
“Çağdaş Bir Görüngü Olarak Özgürlüğün Dağıtımı ve Tüketimi” [Distribution and Consumption of Freedom as a Contemporary Phenomenon], Felsefe Tartışmaları: A Turkish Journal of Philosophy (Special Issue on “Freedom”) [Phil Index], vol. 31, 2003, 11-32.
 
“Doğruluğun Doğası ve ‘Pragma’nın Evi” [The Nature of Truth and Pragma’s House], Yeditepe’de Felsefe [Phil Index], vol. 2, 2003, 383-401.
 
“Hume, Nedensellik ve Nesnelerin Varlıksal Konumu: Genelgeçer Yorumların Bir Eleştirisi” [Hume, Causation, and the Ontological Status of Objects: A Critique of the Common Interpretations], Felsefe Tartışmaları: A Turkish Journal of Philosophy [Phil Index], vol. 29, 2002, 1-13.
 
“Hacıkadiroğlu’na Yanıt ve Deneyimcilik Üzerine Birkaç Söz” [Reply to Hacıkadiroğlu and Remarks On Empiricism], Felsefe Tartışmaları: A Turkish Journal of Philosophy [Phil Index], vol. 29, 2002, 21-27.
 
National publications in other refereed journals

“Wittgenstein ve Anlamın ‘Ortalıkta’ Olması” [Wittgenstein and Meaning’s Being ‘Public’], Felsefe Tartışmaları (unindexed series), vol. 28, 2001, 47-60.
 
“Felsefede Temellendirme İşe Yarar mı?” [Does Substantiation Work?], Felsefe Tartışmaları (unindexed series), vol. 23, 1998, 54-59.
 
“Aristoteles’in ‘Öz’ ve ‘Töz’ Kavramları Üzerine” [On Aristotle’s Conception of ‘Essence’ and ‘Substance’], Felsefe Dünyası (unindexed series), vol. 12, 1994, 62-65.
 
Book chapters, proceeding papers, encyclopedia articles

“Deneyimsel Bilginin En Önemli, En İşlevsiz Koşulu” [The Most Significant, Least Functional Condition of Empirical Knowledge], in Zekiye Kutlusoy (ed.), Tutarsızlığın İz Sürücüsü, Dilde/Düşüncede: Teo Grünberg’e Armağan, Ankara: İmge Kitabevi, 2013, 371-384.
 
“Epistemoloji” [Epistemology], in Nebi Mehdiyev (ed.), Çağdaş Epistemolojiye Giriş, İstanbul: İnsan Yayınları, 2011, 21-48.
 
“Bilgi ve Varlık Alanlarında Yeni-Kantçılık ve Nesnellik Sorunu” [Epistemo-Ontological Neo-Kantianism and the Problem of Objectivity], in Betül Çotuksöken and Ahu Tunçel (eds), Bilgi Felsefesi, İstanbul: Heyamola Yayınları, 2010, 177-193.
 
“Doğru Kavramının Nesnelliği Üzerine Kantçı Yaklaşımlar” [Kantian Approaches to the Objectivity of the Concept of Truth], in Sibel Kibar, Selma Aydın Bayram ve Ayhan Sol (compiling team), Anlam Kavramı Üzerine Yeni Denemeler, İstanbul: Legal Kitapevi, 2010, 67-77.
 
“Felsefe Nedir?” [What is Philosophy?]; Epistemoloji” [Epistemology]; “Bilim Felsefesi” [Philosophy of Science]; “Yakın Dönem Felsefesi” [Contemporary Philosophy], chapters from Felsefe, textbook commissioned by Anadolu University, Demet Taşdelen (ed.), Eskişehir: Anadolu Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2007, 1-13; 21-35; 93-107; 269-284.
 
“Epistemoloji” [Epistemology], in Ahmet Cevizci (ed.), Felsefe Ansiklopedisi, vol. 5, İstanbul: Babil Yayıncılık, 2007, 567-581.
 
“Bilgi Kavramının Çözümlenmesinin Karanlıkta Kalan Yüzleri” [Dark Sides of the Analysis of the Concept of Knowledge], in Aydan Turanlı and Gürcan Koçan (eds), Vehbi Hacıkadiroğlu Çalıştayı Bildirileri, İstanbul: İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi Yayınları,
2006, 46-55.
 
“Donald Davidson,” in Ahmet Cevizci (ed.), Felsefe Ansiklopedisi, vol. 4, İstanbul: Babil Yayıncılık, 2006, 30-35.
 
“Dışsalcılık” [Externalism], in Ahmet Cevizci (ed.), Felsefe Ansiklopedisi, vol. 4, İstanbul: Babil Yayıncılık, 2006, 305-309.
 
“Bağdaşımcılık” [Coherentism], in Ahmet Cevizci (ed.), Felsefe Ansiklopedisi, vol. 2, İstanbul: Etik Yayınları, 2004, 46-50.
 
(With Itır Güneş, second author) “Sükût ve Kelâm: Geçmişin ve Geleceğin Sessizlikleri İçin Görüngübilimsel Önsöylemler” [Silence and Word: Phenomenological Prolegomena to Past and Future Silences], in Doğan Özlem, Hayrettin Ökçesiz and Şükrü Argın (eds), Vehbi Hacıkadiroğlu Armağanı: Felsefe Tartışmaları, İstanbul: İstanbul Everest Yayınları, 2002, 152-160.
 
Popular articles, interviews

“Felsefe Ne İş Yapar” (interview), in Sosyal Bilimler ‘Ne İşe Yarar’,” İstanbul: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Yayınevi, 2015, 17-49.
 
“Manastırın Ontolojik Hırsızı,” http://www.sahipsizkent.com/manastirin-ontolojik-hirsizi.html, 2013.
 
“Suvari Ölmüştü; Biz Biraz Daha Yalnız Kalmıştık,” Us Atölyesi Felsefe Dergisi, vol. 19, Nisan-Mayıs 2008, 42-43.
 
“Görülmeyecek Yerler Ansiklopedisi’nin ‘Batı Kanada'da Nasıl Gezilir’ Bölümü İçin Temel Oluşturacak Felsefi Düşünceler,” Us Atölyesi Felsefe Dergisi, vol. 18, Şubat-Mart 2008, 13-15.
 
 “Kanada’da Felsefeci Olmak” (interview), ODTÜ Baraka Dergisi, Eylül 2001, 28-30.
 
“Felsefe ve Felsefeci Üzerine,” Tübitak Bilim ve Teknik, vol. 329, 1995, 54.
 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

“On the Polychromatic Composition of Philosophy”, presented at The IJAS International Conference for Academic Disciplines, Florence, April 2013.
 
“Natural Ontological Misrepresentation and Subtleties of Neo-Realism,” presented at The Third Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association, Athens, October 2011.
 
“The Ontological Softening of Truth and Hope For Neo-Realists,” presented at the Sixth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, Krakow, August 2008.
 
“How Soft Can Truth Get?”, presented at The Third Things and Thoughts Symposium, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, October 2007.
 
“Truth Returns: Factualism With a Human Face,” presented at the Third World Conference of Metaphysics, Rome, July 2006.
 
“Realist Goes Relativist: New Perspectives Over Some Old Ontological Issues,” presented at the Fourth Boğaziçi-Athens Philosophy Conference titled Realism/Universalism vs. Relativism/Culturalism: Philosophical, Historical and Political Perspectives, İstanbul, May 2006.
 
“States of Affairs, the Intensionalistic Turn, and Alethic Humility,” presented at the Fourth European Congress of Dialogue and Universalism, Warsaw, July 2005.
 
“Pluralistic Kantianism and Understanding the ‘Other’,” presented at the 21st World Congress of Philosophy, İstanbul, August 2003.
 
“The Making of Truths,” presented at Language, Thought, and Reality: East-West Perspectives, California State University, California, April 2001.
 

EDITORIAL WORK, BOARD MEMBERSHIP AND REFEREEING

Journal editorship

Co-editor of Felsefe Tartışmaları: A Turkish Journal of Philosophy (biannual) for volumes #34-45 (2005-2010)
 
Advisory board membership

Advisory Board member of Felsefe Tartışmaları: A Turkish Journal of Philosophy (2010-present)
 
Advisory Board member of Trespassing Journal: An Online Journal of Trespassing Art, Science and Philosophy (2011-present)
 
Advisory Board member of Felsefi Düşün: Academic Journal of Philosophy (2014-present)
 
International paper refereeing

Refereed for journals Philosophia, Philosophical Papers and Reviews, Erkenntnis, Dialectica, History of Philosophy Quarterly
 
National paper refereeing

Refereed for journals Felsefe Tartşmaları: A Turkish Journal of Philosophy, Yeditepe’de Felsefe, G.S.Ü. İletişim Dergisi, FLSF: Felsefe ve Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi
 
SCHOLARSHIPS AND ACADEMIC AWARDS

Associate Professor Level:
     TÜBİTAK Research Scholarship, Universitat de Barcelona, 2011
 
Assistant Professor Level:
     Award for Superior Achievement in Academic Research (Araştırmada Üstün Başarı Ödülü), Boğaziçi University, 2004
 
Post-Doctoral Level:
     Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dalhousie University, 2001-2003
     Izaak Walton Killam Research Grant, Dalhousie University, 2002
     Izaak Walton Killam Conference Grant, Dalhousie University, 2003
 
Doctoral Level:
     Mary Louise Imrie Graduate Student Award, University of Alberta, 2001
     Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize, University of Alberta, 2000-2001
     Dissertation Fellowship, University of Alberta, 2000-2001
     Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, University of Alberta, 1998-2000
     University of Alberta Ph.D. Scholarship, University of Alberta, 1996-1998
 
ADMINISTRATIVE AND ADVISORY WORK

Member of the Academic Committee of the Boğaziçi University Foundation (BUVAK), Boğaziçi University, 2012-2017
Graduate students advisor, Boğaziçi University, Philosophy Department, 2012-2017
Member of the BUVAK Support Committee for Academic Activities, Boğaziçi University, 2011-2017
Transfer students advisor, Boğaziçi University, Philosophy Department, 2011-2012
Graduate students advisor, Boğaziçi University, Philosophy Department, 2006-2010
Departmental Vice-Chair, Boğaziçi University, Philosophy Department, 2005-2008
Departmental coordinator for ERASMUS and other exchange programs, Boğaziçi University, Philosophy Department, 2005-2006
Internet coordinator, Boğaziçi University, Philosophy Department, 2003-2010
Departmental representative for budget commissions, Boğaziçi University, Philosophy Department, 2003-2005
Advisory work for juniors and seniors, Boğaziçi University, Philosophy Department, 2003-2005
 

Prof. Dr. David Grünberg

E-mail: david@metu.edu.tr

Phone: +90 312 210 5338 Office: Z-141

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Analytic Ontology, General Philosophy of Science

 

AREAS OF COMPETENCE

Introductory and Intermediate Logic, Epistemology, Philosophy of Logic

 

EDUCATION

PhD: Middle East Technical University, Department of Philosophy, 1994.

Dissertation Title: "On the Possibility of Epistemic Justification: A Semantico-Epistemic Approach"

MA: Middle East Technical University, Department of Philosophy, 1985.

Thesis Title: “T-theoretical Single-Case Propensity Interpretation of Probability”

BA: Middle East Technical University, Department of Business Administration, 1981.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Academic Works

Professor: Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University (2009-present).

Associate Professor: Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University (2002-2009).

Assistant Professor: Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University (1999-2002).

Instructor: Faculty of Art and Science, Middle East Technical University (1994-1998).

Teaching Assistant: Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University (1983-1986 and 1988-1994).

Administrative Works

Vice-Chair: METU-Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University (16.7.1999-2.10.2001).

Vice-Chair: METU-Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University (2003-2005).

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

(With Teo Grünberg) Metafizik [Metaphysics], Anadolu Üniversitesi Yayınları [Anadolu University Publications] (ed. İskender Taşdelen), Eskişehir, 2010 (2nd. edition 2011).

(With Teo Grünberg) Bilim Felsefesi [Philosophy of Science] Anadolu Üniversitesi Yayınları [Anadolu University Publications] (ed. İskender Taşdelen), Eskişehir, 2011 (2nd. edition 2012).

(With Teo Grünberg, Adnan Onart, and Halil Turan) Mantık Terimleri Sözlüğü [Dictionary of Terms of Logic], METU Press, Ankara, 2003.

Articles in Internationally Indexed Journals Or Book Series (in English)

"Husserl's Transcendental Phenomenology and the Mind-Body Problem", Analecta Husserliana XCIV (2007), pp. 237–258. [Phil. Index]

"Confirmation of Scientific Theories: Bootstrapping with a Bayesian Face", Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 244 (2005), pp. 87–102. [Phil. Index]

"The Meaning of Life vis-à-vis the Challenges of the Present-Day World", Analecta Husserliana LXXXIV (2005), pp. 13–31. [Phil. Index]

"Three Basic Ontological Relations Concerning the Physical Realm", Metaphysica 6 (2005), pp. 85–109. [Phil. Index]

"On the Ontological Structure of Husserl's Perceptual Noema and the Object of Perception", Analecta Husserliana LXXXVIII (2005), pp. 175-195. [Phil. Index]

"T-Theoretical Single-Case Ontic Probability", Yeditepe'de Felsefe (Philosophy at Yeditepe) 4 (2005), pp. 226-248. [Phil. Index]

"The Endurance of Aesthetic Objects and the Relative Durability of Scientific Theories", Analecta Husserliana LXXXIII (2004), pp. 631–647. [Phil. Index]

Articles in Internationally Indexed Journals (in Turkish)

"Harun Rızatepe'nin ‘Uzayman Bölgeleri ve Özellikler—İki Soru' Adlı Eleştiri Yazısına Yanıt" ["A Reply to Harun Rızatepe's ‘Space-time Regions and Properties—Two questions'"], Felsefe Tartışmaları: A Turkish Journal of Philosophy 32 (2004), pp. 67–69. [Phil. Index]

"Tümeller Tartışması ve Ilımlı Adcılık (II): Tümeller Sorunu ve Çeşitli Görüşler", ["The Quarrelof Universals and Moderate Nominalism (II): Various Views"], Felsefe Tartışmaları: A Turkish Journal of Philosophy 30 (2003), pp. 141–157. [Phil. Index]

"Fiziksel Varlık Alanının Ontolojisi" ["The Ontology of the Physical Realm"], Felsefe Dünyası 38 (2003), pp. 21–40. [Phil. Index] 

"Tümeller Tartışması ve Ilımlı Adcılık I: Tümeller Sorununun Dilsel-Mantıksal Çerçevesi" ["The Quarrel of Universals and Moderate Nominalism (I): The Logico-linguistic Framework of the Quarrel"], Felsefe Tartışmaları: A Turkish Journal of Philosophy 29 (2002), pp. 57–67. [Phil. Index]

Other Academic Publications Including Abstracts of Conference Presentations (in English)

"Three Basic Ontological Relations" (abstract), XXIst World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, 2003, p.135.

"Metaphysical Presuppositions and Scientific Rationality" (full paper), Proceedings of the Metaphysics for the Third Millennium Conference Vol II, Ecuador, 2002, pp. 63-68. 

"Ontological Epistemology: Natural Kinds and Laws in Natural Science and Mathematics" (abstract), Third Principia International Symposium, Florianópolis, Brazil, 2003, pp. 37–38.

"Bootstrapping and the Problem of Testing Quantitative Theoretical Hypotheses" (full paper selected for publication), in Tian Yu Cao (ed.), Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of Philosophy, Volume 10: Philosophy of Science, pp. 143-150, Philosophy Documentation Center, Bowling Green, OH, 2001.        

"Wittgenstein's On Certainty and Analytic Epistemology" (abstract), 3rd. European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, pp. 87-88, Maribor, 1999.

"Christensen's Pairs of Counterexamples: The Underdeterminacy Problem of Glymour's Confirmation Theory" (abstract), 11th International Congress of Logic Methodology and Philosophy of Science, p. 166, Cracow, 1999.

"Bootstrapping and the Problem of Testing Quantitative Theoretical Hypotheses" (abstract), 20th World Congress of Philosophy, p. 85, Boston, 1998.

"A Wittgensteinian Approach to Truth" (full paper), 20th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Vol. I, pp. 330-335, Kirchberg am Wechsel, 1997.  

Other Academic Publications (in Turkish)

Articles in Refereed Journals

"Kant, Aşkınsal Çıkarımlar ve Kuşkuculuk" ["Kant, Transcendental Arguments, and Skepticism"], Cogito 41–42 (2005), pp. 87-95.

"Etik ve Yaşamın Anlamı" ["Ethics and the Meaning of Life"], Erdem 15 (2005), pp. 147–159. 

"Doğruya, İyiye, Güzele: Teo Grünberg'le Söyleşi" ["Interview with Teo Grünberg: Toward Truth, Good, and Beautiful"], Cogito 40 (2004), pp. 38–50.

(With Teo Grünberg) "Toplum Bilimleri Yönteminde Pozitivizm: Adorno-Popper Tartışması" ["Positivism in the Methods of Social Sciences: The Adorno-Popper Dispute"], Cogito 36 (2003), pp. 124 – 141.

"Arda Denkel'in Töz Anlayışı: Bir Eleştiriye Yanıt" ["Arda Denkel's Understanding of Substance: A Reply to a Criticism"], Felsefe Tartışmaları 28 (2001), pp. 77–84.

"Felsefede Salt Uslamlama Yolu ile Düşünce Karşıtlıkları Giderilebilir mi?" ["Can the Disputes in Philosophy be Settled Merely by Reason?"], Felsefe Tartışmaları, 23 (1998), pp. 57–60.

"Kuram Yüklü Niceliklere Örnek Olarak ‘Olasılık' " [" ‘Probability' as an Example of Theory-laden Quantities"], Seminer (özel sayı) 6 (1989), pp. 289–295.

Chapter in a Book

"Kaplamsal Anlam, İçlemsel Anlam ve Teorik Terimler" ["Extensional Meaning, Intensional Meaning, and Theoretical Terms"], Anlam Kavramı Üzerine Yeni Denemeler [New Essays Concerning the Concept of Meaning]. Editors: Sibel Kibar, Selma Aydın Bayram and Ayhan Sol, Legal Kitapevi, Istanbul, 2010, pp. 167 – 172.

"Gerekçelendirme ve Doğruluk" ["Justification and Truth"], Bilgi Felsefesi [Philosophy of Knowledge]. Editors: Betül Çotuksöken and Ahu Tunçel, Heyamola Yayınları, Istanbul, 2010, pp. 33 – 44.

"Gerekçelendirme Sorununa Semantik-Epistemik Bir Yaklaşım" ["A Semantico-Epistemic Approach to the Problem of Justification"], Bir Us ve Bilim Savaşçısı: Cemal Yıldırım'a Armağan. Editors: Kumru Arapgirlioğlu, Hürkan Çelebi, Nurtaç Ekşi, Ruken Kızıler ve Yaman Örs, İmge Kitapevi Yayınları, Ankara, 2008, pp. 157 – 167.

"Üç Temel Ontolojik Bağıntı" ["Three Basic Ontological Relations"], Teoman Duralı'ya Armağan: Bir Felsefe-Bilim Çağrısı.  Festschrift in Honor of Teoman Duralı. Editor: Cengiz Çakmak, Dergâh Yayınları, Istanbul, 2008, s. 284 – 289. 

"Tropların Biraradalığı: Simons-Denkel Tartışması" ["Compresence of Tropes: Simons-Denkel Dispute"], Arda Denkel'in Ardından. Editors: Gürol Irzık and İlhan İnan, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Yayınevi, Istanbul, 2005, pp. 72–81.

"Doğa Bilimleri Felsefesinde Fiziksel Nicelikler Problemi" ["The Problem of Physical Quantities in Philosophy of Natural Sciences"], Yaman Örs Armağanı. Editors: İlter Uzel et al., Çukurova Üniversitesi Basımevi, Adana, 2005, pp. 421-434.

"Bilimsel Yöntem ve Sınama Biçimleri" ["The Method of Science and Kinds of Confirmation"], Felsefe Ansiklopedisi, Cilt 2. Editor: Ahmet Cevizci, Etik Yayınları, Istanbul, 2004, pp. 569–574.

"Geç Wittgenstein'da ‘Kesinlik' Kavramı ve Analitik Bilgi Kuramı" ["The Concept of ‘Certainty' in Later Wittgenstein and Analytic Theory of Knowledge"], Vehbi Hacıkadiroğlu Armağanı: Felsefe Tartışmaları, Editors: Doğan Özlem, Hayrettin Ökçesiz ve Şükrü Argın, pp. 204–213. Everest Yayınları, Istanbul, 2002.

"Eğitim-Felsefe İlişkisi Üzerine" ["On the Relation between Education and Philosophy"], Felsefe Eğitimi ve Sorunları, Editor: Petek Aşkar, pp. 151–159.  Türk Eğitim Derneği Yayınları, Ankara, 2002.

 

Published Conference Presentations

"Uygulamalı Etik ve Aristoteles'te Etik-Retorik İlişkisi" ["Applied Ethics and Ethics-Rhetoric Relation in Aristotle"], 1. Ulusal Uygulamalı Etik Kongresi, ODTÜ, Ankara, 2003, pp. 207- 210.

(With David Davenport) "Özgürlüklerin Bedeli" ["Price for Freedom"] 1, Bilişim Toplumuna Giderken Psikoloji, Sosyoloji ve Hukukta Etkiler Sempozyumu 2001, Ankara, 2001, pp. 59-64.

(With Ayhan Sol) "Jeolojinin Bilimsel Niteliği Üzerine Tartışma" ["On the Scientific Nature of Geology"], 46. Türkiye Jeoloji Kurultayı Bildirileri, pp. 85-89, Ankara, 1994.

Unpublished Conference Presentations

"Justification and Truth", The Humanities on the Birth of the Third Millennium Conference, Ankara, 2000.

"Truth as a Function of, but not Identical to, Justification", 2nd Meeting of the Central European Section of ESAP Conference, Budapest, 2000.

"Bootstrapping and the Problem of Testing Theoretical Hypotheses", Science, its Philosophy and History Conference, Athens, 1998.

International Conference Organization

The Humanities on the Birth of the Third Millennium Conference, Ankara, 2000.

Works in Progress

"Back to Bootstrapping in the Strict Sense"

(With Teo Grünberg and Gürol Irzık) "Carnap and Semantic Holism"

"Object-Trope Theory and Storrs McCall's Logic of Abstract Individuals"

"Toward a Convergence Theory of Truth"

(With Teo Grünberg) "A New Theory of Truth and Meaning"

 

CITATIONS

Grünberg, Teo., "Long Run Consistency of Beliefs As Criterion of Empirical Knowledge", Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science (eds. I. Kuçuradi and R. S. Cohen), Kluwer: Dordrecht, 1995, Vol. 170, p.160.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Fulbright scholarship for Ph.D. studies, Department of Philosophy, Florida State University, USA, 1986-1987.

Middle East Technical University (METU) Academic Performance Award, 2008.

METU Academic Performance Award, 2006.

METU Academic Performance Award, 2004.

METU Academic Performance Award, 2002.

Awards given by Turkish Academy of Science for articles published in internationally indexed journals (6 times).

 

MEMBERSHIP

ESAP (European Society for Analytic Philosophy)

The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society

International Husserl and Phenomenological Research Society

Philosophical Association of Turkey

Turkish Institute of Philosophy

 

THESIS SUPERVISION

Doctoral Theses Supervised

Ahmet Eyim, "A Reconsideration of the Problem of Universals: A Contemporary Perspective, Middle East Technical University, 2012. 

Arzu Yeğin, "A Non-Egological Interpretation of Husserl's Phenomenology", Middle East Technical University, 2008. 

E. Funda Neslioğlu, "The Formation of the Self as Mental Unity and Moral Agency in Hume's Philosophy", Middle East Technical University, 2008.

Gökhan Bariş Bağcı, "New Directions in the Direction of Time", Middle East Technical University, 2006.  (With Teo Grünberg.)

İskender Taşdelen, "Resemblance: A Logico-Philosophical Analysis", Middle East Technical University, 2005.

Süleyman Aydın, "A Misconstrual of Evidentialism: Alvin Plantinga and Belief in God", Middle East Technical University, 2004.

 

Master's Theses Supervised

Nusret Ertemiz, "Some Set-Theoretical Traces in Leibniz's Works", Middle East Technical University, 2011.

Ahmet Bora Ercan, Wittgenstein and Zen Buddhism", Middle East Technical University, 2010.

Arman Besler, "A Discussion on How to Formulate the Question of Contingency in Leibniz's System: A Logical Approach", Middle East Technical University, 2008.

Hasan E. Çağatay, "An Attempt to Make a Definition of 'Existence' and Constructing a Foundation for an Axiomatic Ontology System", Middle East Technical University, 2007. (With Teo Grünberg.) 

Özgür Uçak, "Plato's Solution of the Problem of Falsehood in the Sophist", Middle East Technical University, 2005.

Umut Karagöz, "Is The Metaphysical Status of 'Language-Game' in Later Wittgensteinian Philosophy of Language Revolutionary or Not?" Middle East Technical University, 2005. 

Tankut Beygu, "A Study on the Relation between Logic and Information", Middle East Technical University, 2003. 

Murat Arıcı, "A Study on the Connection between Justification and Truth", Middle East Technical University, 2003. 

Besim Karakadılar, "Logic, Logicism, and Intuitions in Mathematics", Middle East Technical University, 2001. (With Teo Grünberg). 

Aziz F. Zambak, "A Metaphilosophical Critique of Wittgensteinian Methodological Approach: How Can Philosophy of Wittgenstein Provide New Perspectives to Philosophy and Social Sciences?" Middle East Technical University, 2001.

A. Hadi Adanalı, "Logical Form and Grammatical Form in Bertrand Russell", Middle East Technical University, 2001. (With Teo Grünberg.) 

Arzu Yeğin, "Philosophy of Mind in Descartes", Middle East Technical University, 2001. 

S. Fehmi Ağduk, "Some Epistemological Problems in Heraclitean Philosophy", Middle East Technical University, 2000.  Uzay Kılıç, "The Later Wittgenstein's Understanding of Meaning: A Vindication", Middle East Technical University, 1999.

 

COURSES TAUGHT AT METU

Graduate Seminars

Philosophy of science (over the last four years together with Teo Grünberg): includes topics like confirmation of scientific theories, scientific explanation, realism/anti-realism debate, structural realism, philosophy of probability. 

Ontology (three times)

Epistemology: Theories of Epistemic Justification (three times)

Epistemology: Theories of Truth (two times)

Undergraduate Courses

Logic I (over the last ten years)

Logic II (over the last ten years)

Systematic Philosophy (over the last five years)

Introduction to Theory of Knowledge (three times)

Introduction to Philosophy (four times)

Contemporary Philosophy I: Analytic Tradition (two times)

Contemporary Philosophy II: Continental Tradition (two times)

Philosophy of Language (two times)

Philosophy of Logic (two times)

Philosophy of Technology (two times)

Prof. Dr. Ayhan Sol

E-mail: asol@metu.edu.tr

Phone: +90 312 2103172  Office: B140

Address: METU Department of Philosophy Universiteler Mah. Dumlupinar Blv. No:1, 06800 Ankara/TURKEY

 

RESEARCH AREAS AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Philosophy of science (especially philosophy of biology), environmental philosophy (conservation problems, environmental ethics and aesthetics), science ethics.

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Middle East Technical University, 1998. (An Analysis of the Concept of Retrodiction)

M.Sc. in Geology, Florida State University, 1987.

B.Sc. in Geological Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 1982.

 

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

Professor, Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University, 2010 – present.

Assoc. Prof., Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University, 2007 – 2010.

Asst. Prof., Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University, 2005 – 2007.

Instructor, Dr., Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University, 1999 – 2005.

Part-time instructor, Department of Geology, Ankara University, 1999.

Geological Engineer, Turkish Mineral Research and Exploration Agency, 1989 - 1999.

 

VISITING POSITIONS

Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Philosophy, Florida State University, USA, 2004-2005.

 

DUTIES AND SERVICES

UNESCO Turkish National Commission, Bioethics Expert Committee Member, November 2006 – 2008.

Middle East Technical University, Human Research Ethics Committee Member, June 2006 –present.

Vice Chairman, Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University,  Sep. 2002 – Feb. 2003, June 2003 – June 2004, and August 2005 – January 2007.

Editor of Mavi Gezegen, a popular geology magazine, published by the Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey, 1999-2001.

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

The Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey 2003 Distinguished Service Award.

Turkish Mineral Research and Exploration Agency Grant for M. S. study in the U. S. A., 1983-1987.

 

PUBLICATIONS - PRESENTATONS (INTERNATIONAL):

Papers

Sol, A., “Entropy, Disorder, and Traces”, in The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy: Philosophical Trends in the XXth Century, Volume 12, 149-153, 2007.

Sol, A., “Biological Function without Natural Design”, Analecta Husserliana, 94, 165-178 (2007).

Sol, A., “On the Idea of Environment”, Analecta Husserliana, 84, 201-216 (2005).

Sol, A., “Is the Principle of the Uniformity of Nature a Scientific Hypothesis?”, Proceedings of the Metaphysics for the Third Millennium Conference, Rome, Vol. II, 639-645, Editorial de la Universidad Técnica, Particular de Loja, Equador, 2000.

Sol, A. and Akbay, G., “Memory, Personal Identity, and Moral Responsibility”, Analecta Husserliana, 101(1), 167-179 (2009).

Sol, A. and Turan, H., “The Ethics of Earthquake Prediction”, Science and Engineering Ethics, 10, 655-666 (2004).

Sol, A. and Ünder, H., “A Model for the Conservation of Geological Remains as Documents”, Environmental Geology, 37 (1-2), 26-30 (1999).

Alpınar, Z. and Sol, A., “Fairness by Inequity in Transplantation and General Health Care”, Proceedings of 1. International Congress on Medical Ethics and Law: Problems of Medical Ethics and Law in Organ and Tissue Transplantation, Antalya, 731-739, 2007.

 

Conference Presentations

Sol, A., “Sustaining Human Community or Biotic Community?”, Abstracts of the 17th Annual Conference of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, 21, Budapest, 2009.

Sol, A., “Function without Purpose: The End of Biological Teleology”, The Fifty-Fifth International Phenomenology Congress, Nijmegen, 2005.

Sol, A., “The Idea of Design without Designer: Is it Plausible”, Florida State University Science Education Colloquium Series, 24 February, Tallahassee, 2005.

Sol, A., “Ethics of Earthquake Prediction”, Florida State University Department of Geology Colloquium Series, 8 October, Tallahassee, 2004.

Sol, A., “On the Idea of Environment”, Fifty-Third International Phenomenology Congress, Istanbul, 2003.

Sol, A., “Entropy, Disorder, and Traces”, Abstracts of the XXIst World Congress of Philosophy, 372, Istanbul, 2003.

Sol, A., “A Philosophical Analysis of the Concept of Geologic Law”, The 2nd Conference of the Central European Section of European Society of Analytic Philosophy, Budapest, 2000.

Sol, A., “An Analysis of the Concept of Trace” European Congress of Analytical Philosophy, Abstracts of 3rd European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, Maribor, 216-217, 1999.

Sol, A. and Akbay, G., “Memory, Personal Identity, and Moral Responsibility”, The Fifty-Seventh International Phenomenology Congress, Istanbul, 2007.

Sol, A., and Turan, H. “The Latest Devastating Earthquakes in Turkey: Some Questions Concerning Science Ethics,” The Humanities on the Birth of the Third Millennium International Conference, Ankara, 2000.

Sol, A. and Ünder, H., “Preservation of Geological Remains: A Philosophical Approach to the Foundations”, Abstracts of the International Symposium on Geology and Environment, 138, Istanbul, 1997.

 

Citations by other authors

1. Sol, A. and Turan, H. “The Ethics of Earthquake Prediction”, Science and Engineering Ethics, 10, 655-666 (2004).

1. 1. Charles L. Webber, Jr. “Predictions of death compete with earthquake and tsunami predictions”, Critical Care Medicine, 40(4), 1357-8 (2012).

1.2. Hinnerk Feldwisch-Drentrup et al. “Statistical validation of event predictors: A comperative study based on the field seizure prediction”, Physical Review E, 83(6)/066704, 1-6 (2011).

1.3. Lisa Raphals. “The ethics of prediction”, How Should One Live? Comparing Ethics in Ancient China and Greco-Roman Antiquity, eds. R. A. H. King and D. Schilling, 278-303, De Gruyter, Berlin, 2011.

1.4. Gordon Woo. Calculating Catastrophe, Imperial College Press, London, 2011.

1.5. Weifeng Zhong. “The Role of Media in Earthquake Prediction”, Social Policy: Challenges, Developments and Implications, ed. L. P. Harrison, 145-155, Nova Science Pub. Inc., New York, 2010.

 

2. Sol, A. and Ünder, H, “A Model for the Conservation of Geological Remains as Documents”, Environmental Geology, 37 (1-2), 26-30 (1999).

2.1. Hao Jun-qing. 2005. “The Study on Protection and Utilization on the Luochuan Loess National Geopark and Interactive Development with the Local Economy”, Shaanxi Geological 23 (2) (in Chinese).

 

PUBLICATIONS - PRESENTATONS  (NATIONAL):

Papers

Sol, A., “Evrim Kuramının Savunulmasında Felsefenin Rolü: Doğalcılık Problemi”, Cogito, 60-61, 265-281 (2009)  (Bu makale Bilimden Felsefeye Akademik Bir Çevrenin Serüveni (derleyenler S. Şahinoğlu, K. Arapgirlioğlu, H. Çelebi ve Y. Örs) içinde “Neden Doğalcılık Evrim Kuramının Temelidir ve Öyle Kalmaya Devam Etmelidir” başlığıyla tekrar yayımlandı, p. 409-427, 2011.)

Sol, A., “Lyell’ın, Lamarck’ın Evrim Kuramını Eleştirisinin Bir Değerlendirmesi”, Kaygı, 12, 117-130 (2009 Spring). (Bu makale Bilimden Felsefeye Akademik Bir Çevrenin Serüveni (derleyenler S. Şahinoğlu, K. Arapgirlioğlu, H. Çelebi ve Y. Örs) içinde tekrar yayımlandı, p. 385-407, 2011.)

Sol, A., “Doğal Tasarım ve Biyolojik İşlev”, Bir Us ve Bilim Savaşçısı: Cemal Yıldırıma Armağan, ed., K. Arapgirlioğlu, H. Çelebi, N. Ekşi, R. Kızıler ve Y. Örs, 521-541, İMGE Kitabevi, Ankara, 2008.

Sol, A. “Yer Bilimlerinin Geleceği”, Felsefe Yazın,12, 79-83 (2008 April/May).

Sol, A., “Tasarım, Doğal Tasarım, Zeki Tasarım”, Biyoloji Eğitiminde Evrim, ed.. A. N. Bozcuk, M. Özmen & B. Çıplak, 123-136,  Malatya, 2007.

Sol, A., “Artdeyi”, Felsefe Ansiklopedisi Cilt 1, ed. A. Cevizci, 621–3, Etik Yayınları, İstanbul 2003.

Sol, A., “Artdeyinin Açıklama ve Öndeyi ile Karşılaştırmalı bir Çözümlemesi”, Vehbi Hacıkadiroğlu Armağanı: Felsefe Tartışmaları, ed. D. Özlem, H. Ökçesiz & Ş. Argın, 393-401, Everest Yayınları, İstanbul, 2003.

Sol, A., “Gelecek Kuşaklar Sorunu, Kökenleri ve Çözüm Önerileri”, Felsefe Dünyası, 37, 35-42 (2003/1).

Sol, A., “Klasik Mekanik Süreçlerin Tersinmezliği Üzerine”, Felsefe Tartışmaları, 29, 119-132 (2002).

Sol, A., “Matematik Tüm Bilimler için En Uygun Dil midir?”, Felsefe Dünyası, 19, 75–80 (1996).

Sol, A., “Bilimsel Devrimler Radikal Kavramsal Değişimlere İndirgenebilir mi?”, Felsefe Dünyası, 16, 100-111 (1995).

Sol, A., “Katastrofizm-Üniformitarianizm: Tarihsel bir Tartışmanın Felsefi Yansımaları”, 48. Türkiye Jeoloji Kurultayı Bülteni, 239-243, Ankara, 1995.

Sol, A., “Levha Tektoniği: Jeolojide Bir Devrim mi?”, Yerbilimleri Dergisi 8(1-2-3), 117-123 (1991-1992-1993).

Sol, A. & Özdemir, E. Ö., “Bilim Topluluğunun Yapısı ve Bilim Etiği ile İlişkisi”, Felsefe Tartışmaları, 40, 1-18 (2008).

Sol, A. & Grünberg, D., “Jeolojinin Bilimsel Niteliği Üzerine Tartışma”, 46. Türkiye Jeoloji Kurultayı Bülteni, 85-89, Ankara, 1993.

Sugorakova, D. & Sol, A., “Gelecek Kuşaklar Sorununa Evrimci Bir Yaklaşım”, Felsefe Dünyası, 52, 150-63 (2010/2).

Kaya, U. & Sol, A., “Memetik Modellerin Eleştirel Bir İncelemesi ve Bazı Değerlendirme Ölçütleri”, Anlam Kavramı Üzerine Yeni Denemeler, eds. S. Kibar, S. Aydın Bayram, A. Sol, 435-445, Legal Kitapevi, Ankara, 2010.

Aydın, A. ve Sol, A., “Olgu Değer Ayrımı Temelinde Farklı bir Evrimsel Etik Yaklaşımı”, 189-195, II. Ulusal Uygulamalı Etik Kongresi Bildiriler Kitabı, Ankara, 2007.

Sugorakova, D. & Sol, A. “Gelecek Kuşaklar: Evrimci bir Yaklaşım”, II. Ulusal Uygulamalı Etik Kongresi Bildiriler Kitabı, 616–622, Ankara, 2007.

 

Popular Papers

Sol, A. “Eyvah! Evrim Teorisi, sadece bir teoriymiş”, Bilim ve Ütopya, 176, 41-45 (2009 February).

Sol, A. “Tütün ve Türban”, JMO Haber Bülteni, 172–175 (2007/4–2008/1).

Sol, A. “(Sanal) Bir Kedim Bile Yok”, JMO Haber Bülteni, 147–150 (2007/3).

Sol, A. “Eğer Ben Değişirsem, Ben Olamam mı?”, JMO Haber Bülteni, 107–110 (2007/2).

Sol, A. “Zeki Tasarım Düşüncesinin Evrimi”, JMO Haber Bülteni, 121–124 (2007/1).

Sol, A., “Bilimsel Özgürlük, Özgünlük ve Sorumluluk”, JMO Haber Bülteni, 84-86 (2006/4).

Sol, A., “Göreceli Yaş Tayini”, Mavi Gezegen 5, 26–29 (2001).

Sol, A., “Modern Jeolojinin Doğuşu”, Mavi Gezegen 2, 8-18 (2000).

Sol, A. “Vedat Oygür’ün ‘Madenciliğin Sonu mu’ Başlıklı Makalesinin Düşündürdükleri: Teknik bir Yazı mı Yazım Tekniği mi?”, JMO Haber Bülteni, 20–25 (1996/3).

Sol, A. “TE-JE-KA veya JE-ME-O?”, JMO Haber Bülteni, 15–16 (1995/1).

Sol, A. “Nasıl bir Demokratik Kitle Örgütü? Nasıl bir JMO?”, JMO Haber Bülteni, 29–30 (1994/5-6).

Sol, A. “Son Danışma Kurulunda Söylediklerim ve Söylemediklerim”, JMO Haber Bülteni, 14 (1994/4).

Sol, A. “Objektif Bilim mi yoksa İdeolojik ve Ahlakçı bir Bilim mi?”, JMO Haber Bülteni, 36 (1993/6).

Sol, A, & Özdemir, E. Ö. “Bilim Etiği”, JMO Haber Bülteni, 119–123 (2006/3).

Sol, A. & Turan, H., “Yer Bilimciler Etik Yükümlülüklerini Ne Zaman Tartışacaklar?”, Cumhuriyet Bilim Teknik 700, 27-28 (2000).

 

Conference Presentations

Sol, A. “Yaşam Etiği, Bilim Etiği ve Meslek Etiği”, 63. Türkiye Jeoloji Kurultayı Bildiri Özleri Kitabı, 15-16, Ankara, 2010.

Sol, A. “Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma ve Gelecek Kuşaklarımız için Adalet. Ya Diğerleri?”, Felsefeciler Derneği Adalet Sempozyumu 27-28 March, Ankara, 2010.

Sol, A. “Çevreleyenin Sesi ve ‘Çevre’nin Felsefesi: Aldo Leopold ve Toprak Etiği”, Felsefeciler Derneği Muhalefet Sempozyumu 13-14 March, Ankara, 2009.

Sol, A. Araştırma ve Yayın Etiği Paneli, ODTÜ Uygulamalı Etik Araştırma Merkezi, 6 December, Ankara, 2007.

Sol, A., “Evrimsel Biyoloji ve Felsefe”, İçel Sanat Kulübü Geleneksel Felsefe Günleri 6-7 April, Mersin, 2007.

Sol, A., “Darwin Öncesi Evrim Düşüncesinin Durumu”, Evrim: Disiplinler arası bir Bakış. Tıp, Felsefe, Biyoloji, Fizik Paneli, 5 May, Antalya, 2006

Sol, A., “Deprem: Toplumsal ve Etik Yaklaşımlar Paneli”, Deprem, Bilimler ve Felsefe Sempozyumu, 10-11 December, Ankara, 2003.

Sol, A., “Deprem Öndeyi Araştırmalarının Etik Boyutu”, 56. Türkiye Jeoloji Kurultayı Bildiri Özleri Kitabı, 279, Ankara, 2003.

Sol, A., “Çevre Etiğinde Gelecek Kuşaklar Sorunu”, 1. Ulusal Uygulamalı Etik Kongresi, Ankara, 2001.

Sol, A., “Bilim ve Mühendislikte Özgürlük Sorunu”, Mühendislik Etiği Paneli, 54. Türkiye Jeoloji Kurultayı, Ankara, 2001.

Sol, A., “Panel”, Sempozyum: Altın İşletmeciliği: Nereye Kadar?, 22 September, İzmir, 2001.

Sol, A., “Yerbilimlerinin Geleceği”, 49. Türkiye Jeoloji Kurultayı Bildiri Özleri Kitabı,  44, Ankara, 1996.

Sol, A., “Jeoloji Felsefesi ve bir Örnek”, 44. Türkiye Jeoloji Kurultayı Bildiri Özleri Kitabı, 17, Ankara, 1991.

Sol, A., “Alt Mesazoyik Yaşlı Dört Kuzey Karolina Diyabaz Daykında İzlenen Kimyasal ve Petrografik Değişimler”, 44. Türkiye Jeoloji Kurultayı Bildiri Özleri Kitabı, 22, Ankara, 1991.

Sol, A. & Özdemir, E. Ö., “Bilim Topluluğunun Yapısı ve Bilim Etiği ile İlişkisi”, ODTÜ Uygulamalı Etik Araştırma Merkezi Perşembe Söyleşileri, 1 Mart, Ankara, 2007.

Kaya, U. &Sol, A., “Memetik Modellerin Değerlendirilmesi için Ölçüt Geliştirme Denemesi”. ODTÜ Felsefe Günleri – Anlam Kongresi Bildiri Özetleri Kitabı, 51–52, Ankara, 2008.

Arapgirlioğlu, K. & Sol, A., “Küresel Isınma, Etik Sorunlar ve Sorumluluklar”, UNESCO Türkiye Milli Komisyonu Biyoetik İhtisas Komitesi “Küresel Isınma Baskısı Altında Toplumsal ve Etik Sorunlar Sempozyumu”, Ankara, 2007.

Aydın, A. & Sol, A., “Olgu Değer Ayrımı Temelinde Farklı bir Evrimsel Etik Yaklaşımı”, II. Ulusal Uygulamalı Etik Kongresi Bildiri Özetleri Kitabı, 19-20, Ankara, 2006.

Sugorakova, D. & Sol, A., “Gelecek Kuşaklar: Evrimci bir Yaklaşım”, II. Ulusal Uygulamalı Etik Kongresi Bildiri Özetleri Kitabı, 127–8, Ankara, 2006.

Turan, H. & Sol, A., “Bilim Etiği açısından Deprem Öndeyi Araştırmaları”, Deprem, Bilimler ve Felsefe Sempozyumu, 10-11 December, Ankara, 2003.

 

Editor of a Conference Proceeding

Kibar, S., Aydın Bayram, S. and Sol, A. (eds.), Anlam Kavramı Üzerine Yeni Denemeler, Legal Kitapevi, Ankara, 2010. [ODTÜ Felsefe Günleri – Anlam Kongresi, Ankara, 2008]

 

Translations

Akbay, G., Alpınar, Z., Aslan, O., Elgin, M., Keskin, E., Sol, A., Sugorakova, D., Yağız, C., Yalçın, Ş., Biyoloji Felsefesi, İMGE Kitabevi, Ankara, 2009. (Sober, E., Philosophy of Biology 2nd edition, Westview, Boulder, CO, 2000.)

Sol, A. “Evrimci Bilim, Yaratılışçılık ve Toplum”, Evrim, ed. A. Kence ve A. N. Bozcuk, 523-543, Palme Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2008. (Futuyma, D. J. Evolution, Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA. 2005.)

Sol, A. ve Bayrak, D., “Yerbilimlerinin Felsefi Yönler”, Jeoloji Mühendisliği 46, 64-69 (1995) (Hagner, A. F. “Philosophical aspects of the geological sciences”, The Fabric of Geology, ed. C. C. Albritton, Jr., Freeman & Cooper, Stanford, 1963.)

 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

International

The Fifty-Seventh International Phenomenology Congress, Istanbul, 2007.

 

National

ODTÜ Felsefe Günleri – Anlam Kongresi, Ankara, 2008.

ODTÜ Felsefe Bölümü 25. Yıl, Bilinç Yaşam ve Ölüm Sempozyumu, Ankara, 2008.

UNESCO Küresel Isınma Baskısı Altında Toplumsal ve Etik Sorunlar, Ankara, 2007.          

II. Ulusal Uygulamalı Etik Kongresi, Ankara, 2006.                           

Deprem, Bilimler ve Felsefe Sempozyumu, Ankara, 2003.          

I. Ulusal Uygulamalı Etik Kongresi, Ankara, 2001.                            

 

THESIS SUPERVISION

Doctoral Dissertations

  1. On the Possibility, Necessity, and Practicability of Leopold’s Land Ethic by Mahmut Özer, 2012.
  2. Reconsidering William Paley’s Natural Theology: An Analysis of Arguments from Design to Intelligent Design by Güncel Önkal, 2010.

Master’s Theses

  1. "Heideggers Hölderlin Interpretation in Andenken Hymn", Mahmut Han Arslan, 2012.
  2. A New Approach to the Idea of Environment in the Light of Zurek’s Existential Interpretation by Deniz Ölçek, 2012.
  3. Function, Reduction and Normativity by Gökhan Akbay, 2010.
  4. An Extended Functionalist Approach to Memetics by Utku Kaya, 2009.
  5. Expansion of Rawls’ Theory of Justice as Fairness to Health Care by Zümrüt Alpınar., 2009.
  6. Pluralism in Science by Eser Bakdur, 2009.
  7. A Different Approach to Evolutionary Ethics: From Biology to Society by Aysun Aydın, 2008.
  8. Future Generations: An Evolutionary Approach by Daria Sugorakova, 2007.
  9. The Structure of Scientific Community and Its Relevance to Science by Ece Özge Özdemir, 2006.

Refereeing

2011, Uludağ Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü Kaygı Dergisi.

2011, Uludağ Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü Kaygı Dergisi.

2010, Uludağ Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü Kaygı Dergisi.

2008, Uludağ Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi.

2008, Uludağ Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü Kaygı Dergisi.

2006, Felsefe Yazın Dergisi.

2005, Uludağ Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü Kaygı Dergisi.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Türkiye Felsefe Kurumu Derneği

Jeoloji Mühendisleri Odası

The World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research and Learning

 

New Courses Developed

Phil 208 Environmental Ethics         

Phil 209 Ethics in Engineering         

Phil 343 Philosophy of Plato            

Phil 214 Philosophy and Evolution

Phil 529 Philosophy of Biology        

 

Recently Taught Courses

Phil 651 Issues in Metaphilosophy

Phil 182 Introduction to History of Science

Phil 572 Ecophilosophy: Philosophy of Environment II

Phil 381 Scientific Method I

Phil 571 Ecophilosophy: Philosophy of Environment I

Phil 382 Scientific Method II

Phil 529 Philosophy of Biology

Phil 214 Philosophy and Evolution

Phil 208 Environmental Ethics

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Samet Bağçe

E-mail:  sbagce@metu.edu.tr

Phone:  +90 312 210 5333 Office: Z-44

Ph.D. from London School of Economics-University of London (Great Britain), 1995. Research interests: philosophy and methodology of science with special attention to the problems of reason and change in science, and the "context of discovery"-"context of justification" distinction; history and philosophy of geometry, with a special interest in the role of "heuristics" in geometrical progress; social dimensions of knowledge; Kant, Poincaré and Reichenbach. Publications include:

"Poincaré's Philosophy of Geometry and Its Relevance to His Philosophy of Science" in J.-L. Greffe, G. Heinzmann and K.   Lorenz (eds.),Henri Poincaré: Science and Philosophy, Akademie Verlag, 1996, 299-314.
 

 

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elif Çırakman

E-mail: cirakman@metu.edu.tr

Phone: +90 312 210 5331 Office: B-117

 

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS:

Continental Philosophy, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel.

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. (Philosophy): METU, 1995-2001

Visiting Student: University of Warwick, Department of Philosophy, 2000 Autumn.

M.A. (Philosophy and Social Theory): University of Warwick, England, 1994-5.

B.Sc. (Philosophy): METU, 1988-1992.

 

Scholarships: M.E.B., Graduate Scholarship for International Higher Education, 1994-1995.

Awards: 2001, METU, Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Eğitim ve Araştırma Vakfı Yılın Tezi Ödülü, (Ph.D. Dissertation: The Ground of Law and Being-Human: A Kantian Antinomy and its Repercussions in Heidegger and Levinas).

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:       

METU 2002- As Instructor: Rhetoric and Argumentation in Philosophy (Phil 350), Philosophy of Aristotle (Phil 344), Philosophy of Hegel (Phil 422)

METU 1995-2001 As Assistant: Introduction to Symbolic Logic (Phil 235), Problems of Metaphysics (Phil 451), Introduction to Philosophy I&II (Phil 101, Phil 108), Philosophical Texts I (Phil 241).

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

National:

"Levinas'ta Öteki ve Adalet: Eleştirel Bir Not", ("The Other and Justice in Levinas: A Critical Note"), Doğu Batı, year: 4, number: 13, 2000-1, pp. 179-200.

Citations:

Fuat Keyman, "Glaballeşme, Özgürlük Sorunu ve Türkiye", ("Globalization, Problem of Freedom and Turkey"), Felsefe Yazıları, August 2001.

Zühtü Arslan, "Postmodern Söylem ve İnsan Hakları, ("Postmodern Discourse and Human Rights"), Ankara Üniversitesi SBF Dergisi, vol. 56, no. 1, January-March 2001.

 

CONFERENCES AND PUBLISHED PROCEEDINGS

International:

"The Problem of Autonomy and Self-Creation", Metaphysics of the Third Millenium, Rome, Italy, 5-8 september 2000. (Published in the book of proceedings, 2001.)

"Morality of Inwardness: Kant's Notion of Respect and the Relation Between law and Human Being", World Congress on Human Coexistence and Sustainable Development, Montreal, Canada, 23-27 July 2000. (Published in the book of proceedings, 2001.)

"A Transformational Model of Law and Being-Human", The Humanities on the Birth of Third Millenium, METU, Ankara, Turkey, 12-13 June 2000.

National:

"Özgürlük, Eleştiri ve Etik Bilinç", (Freedom, Criticism and Ethical Consciousness), 1. Ulusal Uygulamalı Etik Kongresi, METU, Ankara, Turkey, 11-12 November 2001.

 

 

COURSES RECENTLY TAUGHT

PHIL 344 - Philosophy of Aristotle

PHIL 421 - Philosophy of Kant

PHIL 422 - Philosophy of Hegel

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Hilmi Demir

E-mail: hilmid@metu.edu.tr
Phone:  +90 312 210 3140
 
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
 
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Information
 
AREAS OF COMPETENCE
Logic, Philosophy of Probability
 
EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Philosophy August 2006 Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
          Joint Ph.D. with Cognitive Science
M.A. in Philosophy June 1999 Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
B.A. in Philosophy June 1996 Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
 
 

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aziz Fevzi Zambak

Laboratory for Computational Ontology

 
E-mail: zambak@metu.edu.tr
Phone: +90 312 2105337 Office: B30
Address: METU, Department of Philosophy Universiteler Mah. Dumlupinar Blv. No:1, 06800 Ankara/TURKEY
 
AREAS OF INTEREST
Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Logic, Wittgenstein, Formal Ontology
 
EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2009
M.A. in Philosophy, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2001
B.A. in Philosophy, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1999
 
PUBLICATIONS 
Book:
Wittgenstein in the Chinese Room, Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag, 2010 (ISBN 978-3-639-24582-0)

Refereed Articles in International Journals, Books and Proceedings:
"Artificial Intelligence as a New Metaphysical Project" in Philosophy, Computing and Information Science, Eds. Ruth Hagengruber and Uwe V. Riss, London: Pickering & Chatto, pp. 67-73.
 
“Retention versus Storage: An Agentive Approach to Memory Systems”, in Proceedings 36th International Wittgenstein Symposium 2013, Eds. Daniele Moyal-Sharrock; Volker A. Munz and Annalisa Coliva, Vol 21, Kirchberg am Wechsel, pp. 465-467.  
 
“The Frame Problem: Autonomy Approach versus Designer Approach” in Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence, Edited by Vincent C. Müller, Dordrecht: Springer-Verlag, pp. 307-319. [penultimate version PDF]
 
“Social Computation as a Discovery Model for the Social Sciences” in Proceedings IACAP 2011, Edited by Charles Ess and Ruth Hagengruber, Münster: MV-Verlag, pp. 323-327. (ISBN: 978-3-86991-355-1)
 
“Control Mechanisms in Information Systems: A Logical Approach to Machine Intelligence” in Proceedings of the VIII European Conference on Computing and Philosophy. Edited by Klaus Mainzer, Munich: Verlag Dr. Hut, 2010, pp. 159-162. (ISBN: 978-3-86853-546-4)
 
Zambak, Aziz Fevzi & Vergauwen, Roger “Artificial Intelligence and Agentive Cognition: A Logico-Linguistic Approach”, Logique et Analyse, Vol: 52, pp. 57-96, 2009. (ISSN: 0024-5836) [penultimate version PDF]
 
Zambak, Aziz Fevzi & Vergauwen, Roger “M-S Models”, Logique et Analyse, Vol: 50, pp. 179-206, 2007. (ISSN: 0024-5836) [penultimate version PDF]
 
 
Refereed Articles in National Journals, Books and Proceedings:
 
“Plastisite ve Yapay Zeka”, Cogito, Vol 75, pp. 233-238, 2013.
 
“Düşünen Makineler ve Yeni Bir Metafizik Tasarım Olarak Yapay Zeka”, Bilgisayar ve Beyin, Ed. Haluk Bingöl, İstanbul: Pan Yayıncılık, pp.383-392, 2013.
 
“Wittgenstein ve Turing Sınaması”, Felsefe Tartışmaları, Vol. 42, pp. 1-14, 2009.  (ISBN: 6054238026)
 
“Wittgenstein Felsefesi Felsefeye ve Sosyal Bilimlere Nasıl Yeni Açılımlar Getirebilir”, Doğu Batı, Vol: 19, pp. 241-252, 2002. (ISSN: 1303-7242)

 
SELECTED REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS

“Synthetic Plasticity as a Computational Model of Emergence” at Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences, Organized by CAS LMU, 14-16 November 2013, Munich, Germany.
 
“Structural, Functional, and Organizational Conditions in Artificial Intelligence” at Turing in Context II: Historical and Contemporary Research in Logic, Computing Machinery and AI, Organized by Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, 10-12 October 2012, Brussels, Belgium. 
 
Mind as IRIS versus Mind as Machine: An Alternative Analogy for the Mind” at CIE 2012 Turing Centenary Conference, organized by Cambridge University, 18-23 June 2012, Cambridge, UK.
 
“A Trans-logic System for Machine Intelligence: the Transformation of Data within Various Logical Systems” at World Congress on Universal Logic III, organized by Association for Symbolic Logic and Instituto Superior Técnico, 22-25 April 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.
 
“Artificial Intelligence as a New Metaphysical Project” at Philosophy’s Relevance in Information Science Conference, organized by Heinz-Nixdorf-Institute, 3-4 October 2008, Paderborn, Germany.   
 
“Idealized and Reflective Information in Artificial Intelligence” at 5th European Computation and Philosophy Conference, organized by International Association for Computing and Philosophy, 21-23 June 2007, Enschede, the Netherlands.
 
“Conditional Intelligence”, at Situated Cognition: Perspectives from Phenomenology and Science Conference, organized by International Association for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 18-20 August 2006, Durham University, UK.
 
“M-S Model: A New Approach to Models and Simulations in Artificial Intelligence”, at Models and Simulations Conference, organized by London School of Economics, 12-13 June 2006, Paris.
 
MEMBERSHIP
The International Association for Computing and Philosophy
EUCognition [European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics]
The International Association for Ontology and its Applications
 
GRANT
The European Center for Soft Computing, Workshop “Philosophy, Science, Technology and Fuzzy Logic”, Participation Grant, April 2010, Gijon, Spain.  
"Ideas of objectivity", International Interdisciplinary Workshop at the Forum Scientiarum of Tübingen University with Humberto Maturana and Christoph Reinfandt, Participation Grant, November 2011, Tübingen, Germany. 
 
ORGANIZED CONFERENCES
Turing’in Mirası: Bilgisayar Bilimleri, Matematik ve Felsefe Açısından Alan Turing’in Çalışmalarının Değerlendirilmesi, 4-5 Mayıs 2012, Yeditepe Üniversitesi
Bilişim Buluşması, 5-7 Ekim 2012, Nesin Matematik Köyü, Şirince, Selçuk/İzmir
 
 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Fulden İbrahimhakkıoğlu

E-mail: fulden@metu.edu.tr
Phone:  +90 312 210 3140
Office: B-49
 

 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Corry Shores

E-mail: corry@metu.edu.tr
Phone:  +90 312 210 3175
Office: B135
 
AREAS OF INTEREST
Contemporary French Philosophy, Gilles Deleuze, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Henri Bergson, Phenomenology, Edmund Husserl, Modern Philosophy, Baruch Spinoza, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Art,Transhumanism.
 
EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Center for Phenomenology and Continental Philosophy, University of Leuven, Belgium, 2012
M.Phil, in Philosophy of Culture, University of Leuven, Belgium,2008
M.A. in Philosophy, University of Leuven, Belgium, 2007
B.A. in Philosophy and English, St. Vincent College, USA, 2002
 
PUBLICATIONS
Refereed Journal Articles
‘Cinematic Signs and the Phenomenology of Time: Deleuze and the Visual Experience of Temporal Depth’. Studia Phaenomenologica, vol.16, 2016, pp. 343–372, 10.5840/studphaen20161613.
‘“Ragged Time” in Intra-panel Comics Rhythms’. The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship 6, 2016, DOI: 10.16995/cg.79.
‘In the Still of the Moment: Deleuze’s Phenomena of Motionless Time’. Deleuze Studies, 2014, vol. 8.2, pp. 199–229, DOI: 10.3366/dls.2014.0143.
‘Self Shock: The Phenomenon of Personal Non-Identity in Inorganic Subjectivity’. Yearbook on the History and Interpretation of Phenomenology, 2013, pp. 157–183, DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-04480-5.
‘Body and World in Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze’. Studia Phaenomenologica, vol. 12, 2012, pp. 181–209, DOI: 10.7761/SP.12.181.
‘Misbehaving Machines: The Emulated Brains of Transhumanist Dreams’. Journal of Evolution and Technology, vol. 22, issue 1, 2011, pp. 10–22.
 
Book Chapters
‘Dialetheism in the Structure of Phenomenal Time’. In Logical Studies of Paraconsistent Reasoning in Science and Mathematics, Springer, 2016, pp. 145-157, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-40220-8_10
‘The Minor Machinery of Animal Packs: Becoming as Survival in Spiegelman’s Maus’. In Graphic Novels as Philosophy, University Press of Mississippi, 2016, forthcoming.
‘Being Machine: Two Competing Models for Neuroprosthesis’. In Medicine and Society, New Continental Perspectives, Springer, 2015, pp. 271–294, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9870-9_

Book Reviews
Review of Henry Somers-Hall, Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition: An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide. In The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 2016, forthcoming.
Review of Henry Somers-Hall, Hegel, Deleuze, and the Critique of Representation: Dialectics of Negation and Difference. In The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 2015, vol. 46, number 1, pp. 87–88.
Review of James Williams, Gilles Deleuze’s Philosophy of Time: A Critical Introduction and Guide. In The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, vol. 23, number 2, May, 2012, pp. 220–221.
 
TALKS
Invited Workshops and Talks
‘A Little Time in Its Pure State: Debating the Structure of the Specious Present’. Philosophy Faculty of the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, October 2014.
‘Watching Philosophy: Multimedia Interactivity of Deleuze’s Cinematic Texts’. Digital Humanities Summer School, Digital Philosophy section, at the Faculty of Arts, University of Leuven, Belgium, September 2014.
‘Machinic Interference in Posthuman Prosthetic Enhancement’. Interference conference on anarchism and computer hacking, at de Binnenpret, Amsterdam, August 2014.
‘On the Structure of Time: Diagramming the Phenomenal Present to Model the Experience of Change’. Husserl Archives and Centre for Phenomenology, University of Leuven, Belgium, June 2014.
‘Expressionism in Film Framing’. MA Aesthetics Seminar, Philosophy Faculty of the University of Leuven, Belgium, June 2014.
‘Momentary Memory: Modeling Phenomenal Time with the Instantaneously Variable Present’. Philosophy Faculty of Bilkent University, Ankara, May 2014.
‘Diagrams of Infinity: Spinoza and the Origins of Calculus’. Philosophy Faculty of the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, December 2012.
‘Rhythm without Time: Difference & Phenomena’. London Graduate School, Rhythm & Event conference, October 2011, co-authored with Scott Wollschleger.
‘Motionless Duration in Deleuze’s Bergson’. Bergson workshop at the Husserl Archives and Centre for Phenomenology, University of Leuven, Belgium, June 2011.

Conference Presentations
‘Modeling the Machinery of Sensory Memory: Deleuze, Automata, and Eisenstein’. International Deleuze Studies annual conference. Istanbul Technical University, July 2014.
‘Instantaneous Contradiction in Motion and Perception: Modeling the Phenomenal Present with a Dialetheic Logic of Time’. Paraconsistent Reasoning in Science and Mathematics. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, June 2014.
‘Who’s the Real Paul Masson? Personal Non-Identity in Deleuze’s Orson Welles’. International Deleuze Studies annual conference, Tulane University, New Orleans, June 2012.
‘Friendship as a Condition for Thought’. Higher Institute of Philosophy, annual graduate student conference, University of Leuven, Belgium, May 2012, coauthored with Julie Van der Wielen.
‘Cinema and Synthesis: Time for a Pre-Processed Deleuze’. Dutch Association of Aesthetics, annual conference, University of Leuven, March 2012.
‘Kneading Friendship: Deleuze, Blanchot, and the Folding of Disciplines’. Goldsmiths College, London, Deleuze, Philosophy, Transdisciplinarity conference, February 2012, coauthored with Julie Van der Wielen.
‘Difference & Sensation: Deleuze’s Spinozistic Affect’. Dutch Association of Aesthetics, Philosophy of Art conference, Utrecht, November 2011.
‘Dada and Phenomena: Butchering Merleau-Ponty’s Flesh with Deleuze’s Differential Machines’. International Deleuze Studies annual conference, Copenhagen Business School, June 2011.
‘Cézanne and the Phenomenon: Painting Divergences in Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze’. Dutch Association of Aesthetics, annual conference, University of Ghent, Belgium, May 2011.
‘Figure and Phenomena: Deleuze’s Anti-Gestaltist Perceptions’. Higher Institute of Philosophy, annual graduate student conference, University of Leuven, Belgium, April 2011.
‘The Still of Time: A-Temporal Phenomena in the Duration of Deleuze’s Bergson’. Bergson and His Postmodern and Immanent Legacies conference, Kingston University, London, February 2011.
‘Resonance & Phenomena: Sensations of Intensity’. Resonance(s): A Deleuze and Guattari Conference on Philosophy, Arts and Politics, Istanbul Bilgi University, April 2010.
‘The Dueling Melodies of Spinoza, Hume, Bergson, and Husserl: Deleuze’s Anti-Phenomenology’. International Deleuze Studies annual conference, University of Cologne, August 2009.
‘Do Posthumanists Dream of Pixilated Sheep? Bostrom & Sandberg’s Brain Emulation, Examined and Critiqued’. Society for Philosophy and Technology annual conference, University of Twente, Holland, July 2009.
          

 

Prof. Dr. Yasin Ceylan (Retired, Part-time instructor)

E-mail: yceylan@metu.edu.tr

Phone:  +90 312 210 3176 Office: B-121

Ph.D. from University of Edinburgh (Great Britain), 1980. Research interests: the relationship between theology and philosophy, Islamic philosophy, Medieval metaphysics, ethics. Publications include:
 

Theology and Tafsir in the Major Works of Fakhr al-Din al Razi, ISTAC, Kuala Lumpur, 1996.

"Al-Ghazali between Rationalism and Mysticism" Studies in Spirituality 4(1994), 5-11.

"A Kantian Approach to the Avicennian Doctrine of Abstraction" Islamic Studies 31(1992), 71-82.

"Mulla Sadra's Theory of Knowledge in its Islamic Peripatetic Background" Islamic Studies 29(1990), 43-55.
 

Prof. Dr. Teo Grünberg (Retired, Part-time instructor)

E-mail: teog@metu.edu.tr

Ph.D. from Istanbul University, 1964. Research interests: philosophy of logic, proof theory, intensional logics, knowledge and epistemic justification, confirmation of scientific theories. Publications include:

"Long Run Consistency of Beliefs as Criterion of Empirical Knowledge" in Ionna Kuçuradi and Robert S. Cohen (eds.), The Concept of Knowledge: The Ankara Seminar (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol.170), Kluwer, 1995, 149-163

(with Gürol Irzık) "Carnap and Kuhn: Arch Enemies or Close Allies?" British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 46(1995), 285-307

"Predicate-Functor Logic with Operation Symbols" Logique et Analyse 29(1986), 95-104

"A Tableau System of Proof for Predicate-Functor Logic and Identity" Journal of Symbolic Logic 48(1983), 1140-1144.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Ahmet İnam (Retired, Part-time instructor)

E-mail: ainam@metu.edu.tr

Phone: +90 312 210 3141 Office: Z43

Address: METU Department of Philosophy Universiteler Mah. Dumlupinar Blv. No:1, 06800 Ankara/TURKEY
 

Ph.D. from Istanbul University, 1980.
Research interests: philosophical problems in intercultural communication, philosophy of technology, philosophy of environment, ethics, philosophy of emotions.
Publications include: "Meinunungsfreiheit als Menschenrecht", in Ernst-Joachim Lampe (ed), Interdisziplinaere Studien zu Recht und Staat, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden Baden, 1998, 19-28.

"How to Save Immorality of Individuals" in Wolfgang Schirmacher (ed.), Ethik und Vernunft Schophenhauer: in unserer Zeit, Passagen Verlag, 1995, 69-74.

Teknoloji Benim Neyim Oluyor? (What is Technology to Me?), ODTÜ Yayıncılık, 1999.

"Some Footnotes to Polanyian Ethics" Polanyiana 2(1992), 35-49.
 

Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Rufayi Turan (Part-time instructor)

E-mail: rturan@ankara.edu.trertugrulturan@hotmail.com
Phone:  +90 312 210 3140

Personal Web Page
 
 

Dr. Dilek Başar Başkaya (Part-time instructor)

E-mail: dilekbb@metu.edu.tr
Phone: +90 312 2103941 
 
Education
PhD, 2011, Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Philosophy
M.A, 1986, St. John's College, Liberal Arts, Sante Fe, N.M., USA
M.A, 1979, Ankara University, Faculty of Letters, Dept. of English Language and Literature
B.A, 1977, Ankara University, Faculty of Letters, Dept. of English Language and Literature
 
Conference Presentations
“Do You Speak Art? An Inquiry into the Relationship of the Artwork and the Audience”, Twelfth International Conference on the Arts in Society, Paris, France, June 14-16, 2017
“Déjà Vu: I, the Stranger, Know You Well, Mr. Prufrock”, International Congress of Aesthetics, METU, Ankara, 2007
“Albert Camus: A Modest Philosopher Who Crosses Borders”, Paris International Conference of Humanities and Social Sciences Research, Paris, France, 2012
 
Invited Speaker at a Conference
“21. Yüzyılda Albert Camus”, Yeni Araştırmalar-Genç Araştırmacılar Conference, Maltepe University, İstanbul, 2012
“Camus ve Hayatın Anlamı”, Albert Camus Symposium, Hacettepe University, Ankara, 2013
 
Journal papers
Dilek Başar Başkaya, “From his Doctoral Thesis to The Fall: Evil through Albert Camus’s Eyes”, Hacettepe University, Social Sciences Journal, Vol. 33, no. 1, June 2016, 29-41
Dilek Başkaya, "Adalet Ağaoğlu'nun Üç Öyküsüne Bergson Felsefesinden Bir Bakış", Boğaziçi University, Felsefe Tartışmaları: A Turkish Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 50, December 2014, 66-91
Dilek Başkaya, “Bilinç Irmağında Bir Yolculuk: Yazında Bilinç Akışı”, Felsefe Yazın, 11, 2007, 7-11
Dilek Başkaya, “How Alienation and 'the Absurd' are Related in Camus's The Stranger”, Journal of the Albert Camus Society, Albert Camus Society of the UK, London, 2009, 1, 8-21
 Dilek Başar Başkaya, “Hayatın Anlamı ve Ölüm: Albert Camus’den Yaşam Dersleri”, Hacettepe University, Social Sciences Journal, Vol. 30, no. 2, 2013, 19-28
Dilek Başar Başkaya, “Albert Camus’nün Yoksayıcılık Penceresi”, Özne, Vol. 19, 2013, 67-75
 
Translation
 Michael Dummett, “Araştırmalar Kısıtlamasız mı olmalıdır?”, Felsefeciler Derneği, Ankara, 2008, 12, 67-74
Gerald Dworkin, “Marx ve Mill: Bir Diyalog”, Felsefeciler Derneği, Ankara, 2009, 14, 67-72 (H. Turan, D. Başkaya, D. Kundakçı)
 
Courses Recently Taught
Phil 115, Introduction to the History of Philosophy
Phil 202 Aesthetics
Phil 348 Existential Philosophy
 
New Course Designed
Phil 348 Existential Philosophy

Dr. Ahmet Çevik (Part-time instructor)

E-mail: a.cevik@hotmail.com
Phone:  +90 312 210 3140 Office:
 
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Dr. Ercan Erkul (Part-time instructor)

E-mail:
Phone:  +90 312 210 3140 Office:
 
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Dr. Emre Koyuncu (Part-time instructor)

E-mail: ekoyuncu@metu.edu.tr
Phone:  +90 312 210 3140 Office:
 
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Prof. Dr. Erdinç Sayan (Retired)

ERDİNÇ SAYAN (Professor):
E-mail: esayan@metu.edu.tr

Phone: +90 312 210 5339 Office:

Address: METU Department of Philosophy Universiteler Mah. Dumlupinar Blv. No:1, 06800 Ankara/TURKEY

 

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTEREST :
Philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of mind, analytic metaphysics 
(especially: causation, space, time, motion, personal identity), philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of logic.

 

Personal Web Page

Instructor Tahir Kocayiğit (Retired)

TAHİR KOCAYİĞİT (Instructor): M.A. from Middle East Technical University, 1982. Specialization: history of philosophy, philosophy of time.

E-mail: tahirk@metu.edu.tr

Phone: +90 312 210 3169 Office: B-1

Research Assistants

Department of philosophy currently employs the following teaching/research assistants:

(Dr.) Selma Aydın Bayram, aselma@metu.edu.tr
Berk Yaylım, byaylim@metu.edu.tr
Cenk Özdağ, ozdag@metu.edu.tr
Çiğdem Çıracıoğlu, ccigdem@metu.edu.tr
Damla Sezgi, sdamla@metu.edu.tr
Derya Sakin, dsakin@metu.edu.tr
Esen Özcan, ozesen@metu.edu.tr
Esra Cesur, esracesur82@gmail.com
Kıvılcım İlbaşı, kivilcim.ilbasi@metu.edu.tr
Mert Kireççi, mkirecci@metu.edu.tr
Mesude Uğur, mugur@metu.edu.tr
Necdet Yıldız, ynecdet@metu.edu.tr
Oğuz Akçelik, akcelik@metu.edu.tr
Övünç Özbey, ovunc@metu.edu.tr
Özge Dural, ozged@metu.edu.tr
Sedef Beşkardeşler, bsedef@metu.edu.tr
Sena Işıkgil, isena@metu.edu.tr
Serdal Tümkaya, stumkaya@metu.edu.tr
Serkan Günay, segunay@metu.edu.tr
Tolgahan Toy, tolgahan@metu.edu.tr
Zühtücan Soysal, soysalz@metu.edu.tr
 
ÖYP Scholarship Student (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus)
Özlem Ünlü, ounlu@metu.edu.tr